|Origin & Designer||[@designer]|
|Crew||4 (Commander/Gunner, Loader, Driver & Assistant Driver)|
|Main Armament||1 x 37mm L/53 M6 Gun|
|Elevation||-10° to +20°|
|Turret Traverse||360° (Powered)|
|Secondary Armament||1 x .50 cal M2HB Heavy Machine Gun (AA Mount)|
1 x .30 cal M1919A4 Machine Gun (Coaxial).
|Smoke Discharger||Smoke Pots|
|Ammunition Carried||80 x 37mm & 400 x .50 cal + 1.500 x .30 cal & 4 x Smoke|
|Armour||Upper Hull Front: 15.9mm.|
Lower Hull Front: 19mm.
Upper Hull Sides: 9.53mm.
Lower Hull Sides: 9.53mm.
Hull Rear: 9.53mm.
Hull Top: 6.43mm.
Hull Bottom: 6.4mm.
Gun Mantlet: 25mm.
Turret Front: 19mm.
Turret Sides: 19mm.
Turret Rear: 19mm.
Turret Top: Open.
|Engine||Hercules JXD (Petrol)|
|Transmission||4 Forward & 1 Reverse|
|Maximum Road Range||347 miles (560 km)|
|Maximum Cross Country Range||[@maximum_cross_country_range]|
|Maximum Water Range||[@maximum_water_range]|
|Maximum Road Speed||62 mph (100 kph)|
|Maximum Cross Country Speed||29 mph (48 kph)|
|Maximum Water Speed||[@maximum_water_speed]|
|Notes||The M8 the main Armoured Car issued to US forces in World War Two, initially the military required a tank destroyer with a fully armoured turret to replace the M6 GMC but after the need for a more powerful gun they idea was dropped and the vehicle became the M8. It was fast and reliable and the 37mm M6 Gun though light could hold its own against German armoured cars. The M8 first saw action in Italy in cavalry reconnaissance troops and went on the serve on all fronts and later in the Korean War.|